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B.    Progress and Accomplishments

In Fiscal Year 1984 the following activities were funded:

o   17   comprehensive   (all-Institution)   demonstration   grants   to  bring  the
total to date to 45.

o   159 project  administration   grants;  10  newly participating Institutions
received five-year awards to assure funding over the development period.

o   Nine grants  were awarded to assure nation-wide training opportunities.

C.    Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness

Types of Benefits: Four categories of grants are provided under this
program.

1.    Administration grants:    projects generally focus on a single department
or cluster of departments 1n an Institution of higher education.    Funds
are used to develop and  strengthen  cooperative education programs and
to strengthen and expand linkages with employers (and local high school
cooperative education programs).

2.    Comprehensive demonstration grants:    large   grants   assist  Institutions
to plan and Initiate institution-wide cooperative educational approaches
to postsecondary programs of study.

3.    Research grants:    projects  collect,   study and disseminate  information
on cooperative education programs and practices.

4.    Training grants:     projects  provide   Institution  program directors   and
faculty and   professionals   in   business   with   information   on   how   to
administer and expand their cooperative education programs.

Program Scope: In fiscal year 1984, 379 applications were submitted by
eligible applicants requesting a total of $53,943,268. (Table 1)

From the $14.4 million appropriation, grants were awarded to 185 of the 379
applicants. Of these 185 awards, 159 were administration grants, totaling
$9,400^000; 17 were comprehensive demonstration grants, totaling $4,100,000;
and 9 were training grants, totaling $900,000. Grants totaling $5,329,255
were awarded to 70 two-year public and private institutions of higher educa-
tion; $8,860,745 was awarded to 113 four-year public/private Institutions;
and 1 grant, for $210,000, was awarded to 1 non-profit organization. (See
Table 1 and Table 2.)

It is estimated that 175,000 students enrolled in the program. Distribu-
tions to institutions are provided in more detail in Table 1. Of particular
Interest are average awards to institutions of differing types and control.
Also of Interest are the distribution to colleges serving large numbers of
Black and Hispanic Students (Tables 1, 2, and 3).ssistance, graduate students will be eligible for loans of up to $8,000